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Garfield Park Conservatory  Showcasing "landscape art under glass" for 100+ years on Chicago's West Side. Owned by @ChicagoParks. Open daily 9am-5pm & Wed 9am-8pm.

Join us today for Beach & Dune Tinkerlab at Fiddleheads. Explore sand and water while we think about summer, the beach and how plants live at the shore. Get your hands dirty in some kinetic sand and enjoy our outdoor Play & Grow Garden! #DoAtGPC #playoutside #sensoryplay #natureeducation

The tropicals are looking mighty fine in the Show House soaking up the ☀️#flowerfriday brought to you by Holmskioldia sanguinea, commonly known as Chinese hat plant. Native to the Himalayas. Spot this plant near the southern door to the Aroid House. #SeeAtGPC #holmskioldiasanguinea

Here's a #tbt image of one of our colonies from 2016 that had 2 queens happily coexisting in the same hive. It was a mother-daughter combo. The bees recognized that the older queen (mother) was starting to fail and raised a new one (daughter) to replace her. In this case, the bees kept the 2 queens for a few weeks and eventually the daughter queen took over the colony. This can be considered normal behavior, but happens rarely in colonies. #SeeAtGPC #throwbackthursday

A huge #thankfulthursday shoutout to the volunteer group from @elpcenter who were here yesterday. Thanks for helping us keep the Conservatory Palm House looking its best! 🌴💚🌴 #DoAtGPC #volunteerhere

Another amazing beauty shot from @annebelmontphotography! Head over tonight from 6pm-7:30pm and learn from Anne on how to unleash the creative spirit, find a vision and style and photograph the wonder of nature in new way. Head to our website to RSVP so we can save you a seat! Lecture is FREE and open to the public. 📸 #SeeAtGPC #DoAtGPC

Here we grow! Two weeks ago our Urban Roots teens toured the @Fieldmuseum and today in exchange Urban Roots showed teens from the Field some of their favorite plants here at the Conservatory. As one of the teens put it "a tour is not complete without a stop at the Sensitive Plant!" 🌱#UrbanRoots18 #SeeAtGPC #DoAtGPC

The Sensory Garden is designed to stimulate all 5 senses. Take a walk and stop to smell the Jasmine! #flowerfriday #SeeAtGPC

Here's round three of our new series called Horticulture Word of the Week a.k.a Hort Word! Did you know that there's a word for plants that are pollinated by bees? This word is "melittophilous", from the Greek word melitta, meaning "bee". Take a walk through our City Garden to spot Platycodon grandiflorus (commonly known as balloon flower), Allium schoenoprasum and in our Monet Garden you can find Phlox paniculata and other bee magnets! 🐝
#HortWord #SeeAtGPC #bees #pollinator #pollinatorsatwork

Have you been in the Desert House recently? The Agave lophantha poselgeri and Agave vivipara 'Marginata' are blooming! #SeeAtGPC

Not only is the Pygmy Rwandan Water Lily, Nymphaea thermarum, the smallest water lily in the world, it is also extinct in the wild. Now on display in the penny pond in the Palm House. Come see this tiny wonder up close! #SeeAtGPC #nymphaeathermarum

Urban Roots teens are here once again to help out with Morning Glories activities today. Swing by Play & Grow Garden now through noon for some 🆓🆒family fun! #DoAtGPC #UrbanRoots18

We had a blast with the plant pound bookmark activity yesterday, so we’re continuing the fun today during Fiddleheads! Swing by for some nature fun now-4pm. 🌿🔨 #DoAtGPC

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